Considering the leaks and rumors we’ve seen lately, it’s no secret anymore that Google plans to release a 32GB Nexus 7 version at some point in the coming weeks/months.
Following the release of Android 4.1.2 JZ054K factory images for the Nexus 7, as well as for the “takju” and “yakju” variant of Galaxy Nexus a few days ago, Google has posted the factory image for the updated pure Jelly Bean firmware for the “soju” variant of the Nexus S. The Nexus Q also gets its first factory image released.
As we get closer to Christmas, we’re going to see a bunch of interesting new gadgets in stores including new tablets. Of those, we expect the 32GB Nexus 7, the iPad mini and the Microsoft Surface to be soon launched.
Yes, we have yet another 32GB Nexus 7 leak for you today, so in case you plan to buy the 16GB version these days, just hang back and wait for Google to officially list the bigger Nexus 7 model.
Being a Nexus device not only means a pure Google Experience and timely Android updates, but you also get a few other perks such as full device images for easy restoration and binaries for hungry developers to use for creating custom Android ROMs. Following yesterday’s Android 4.1.2 release, today Google posted updated factory images (JZO54K) for the Nexus 7 and both the yakju and takju variants of the Galaxy Nexus. If you don’t own one of those devices, you’ll have to wait just a little bit longer. Android developers will be happy to know that new Android 4.1.2 binaries (JZO54K) have also been posted…
We’ve heard rumors of a 32GB Nexus 7 for a while now. There have been leaked inventory screens suggesting the 32GB model’s existence, not to mention that one Japanese customer seems to have received a 32GB Nexus 7 instead of the 16GB that was originally ordered. Now we have a screenshot that flat out suggests that the 32GB model is meant to replace the existing 16GB Nexus 7 version, without any change to the price tag.
A new Jelly Bean update is rolling out to lucky Nexus 7 owners, starting today. Android 4.1.2 is an incremental upgrade, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t important. Most of the changes have to do with bug fixes that improve stability and speed. There is also finally a way to move beyond portrait mode with the Nexus 7.
The remaining details in the screen capture include 26.62GB of space remaining for the user with 733MB of apps, 38.69MB of pictures and videos and 200KB of audio. In other words, this would appear to be a newly opened Nexus 7.
October is looking like a very hot month for Google and its Nexus devices. The company is rumored to unveil Android 4.2 – which is believed to be just an incremental Jelly Bean update rather than a full blown Key Lime Pie upgrade – that will be found aboard a variety of new Nexus devices.
Word on the street is that Google will announce a new incremental Android update when unveiling this year’s new Nexus-branded handsets, Android 4.2, which is apparently still going to be called Jelly Bean. And it looks like the new software version has already been spotted in server logs by Android Police.